TMBA 252: Do We Need to Re-Train Ourselves to Enjoy Free Time? post image

Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes We're getting into some advanced level stuff this week. As entrepreneurs, many of us have achieved what we've built by putting in insane amounts of hours on the phone or behind the laptop. How can we re-train ourselves to step back and enjoy what we have been working [...]

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 07.10.14
Some Blogs and Podcasts Worth Checking Out in 2014 post image

For over half a decade, one of my favorite daily rituals is opening up my RSS feed reader (what is RSS?) after my morning working session (along with the DC and Hacker News). Although my Feedly account currently has 300+ subscriptions, it's not difficult to keep up with the content. I subscribe primarily to independent publishers who publish [...]

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By: DanPublished on 07.09.14
TMBA 251:  The Entrepreneurial Quest post image

Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes This week, we're talking about the four elements of the "Hero's Quest" that every entrepreneur embarks on. This episode is all about looking back and understanding the first six months of taking off on a new project or a new business, the struggle that it is, and how valuable that [...]

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 07.03.14
I Tried to Write a Book and Failed post image

Do you love to write and edit? Would you consider working with me for 3 months and possibly more? You'd help me finish the TMBA book. We'd compensate you with some $$$ and infamy. It won't be easy, though. The details are in this post. Update: The deadline has passed on this search. Thanks for everyone's interest!  [...]

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By: DanPublished on 07.01.14
TMBA 250: Designing and Prototyping Your Own Consumer Product post image

Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes Bossman and I are celebrating our 250th episode this week. We're also talking to our good friend Eric Dubs, the creator of Bedphones. Eric has found success in the consumer electronics market, despite facing competition from some huge brands. Eric has been able to build a genuine Four [...]

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.26.14
The Retirement Hypothetical post image

Many look at digital nomads as entrepreneurish types on a sabbatical from real life. In my mind, however, the fundamentals of the digital nomad movement-- earning back your time and mobility first-- form the bedrock of a wealth script. I suppose that's part of the reason I was never so worried about the coconut cash conundrum. Being ambitious [...]

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By: DanPublished on 06.24.14
TMBA 249: Getting Started With Customer Churn Analysis post image

Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes We're talking about Churn rate, and everything we can learn from it. Bossman and I are by no means experts on the topic, but we've dug up a plethora of information to share on Churn rate analysis. We'll discuss how to use this information to provide more value to [...]

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.19.14
The Top 10 Lifestyle Design Cities – 2014 Edition post image

I was fascinated by an article on Marginal Revolution that listed cities “at or near their peak of excellence.” I enjoyed hearing the author's perspective and comparing it with my own, so I thought I'd do something similar and try and identify “lifestyle design” hot spots. Many might remember in the Four Hour Work Week Tim Ferriss specifically mentioned Berlin, Buenos [...]

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By: DanPublished on 06.17.14
TMBA 248: The “Steak Dinner Problem” and Polyphasic Productivity post image

This week, we're talking about John Reineck's "Steak Dinner Problem", and how we interact with our clients. We had a great discussion with Taylor Pearson about it in the comments of our recent article about The Coconut Cash Conundrum. We're gonna be sharing some advanced level strategies on how to handle this complex situation that entrepreneurs face when their business starts to dictate the orders. We'll also talk about how to identify one thing that benefits your business and maximize your efforts during your most productive hours.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 06.12.14
In 2013 I Traveled to 7 Countries and Lived Mostly in AirBnB Rentals – Here’s How I Did It post image

Ian here! In 2013, I traveled to 7 countries, living mostly in AirBnB rentals along the way. When I first starting using AirBnB, it would take me hours to find the right place. These days, AirBnB inventory is plentiful in most cities. With some general practices and tools, I can book a stay in less [...]

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By: IanPublished on 06.10.14